19-year-old killed in Poulsbo collision

BI driver charged with vehicular homicide

A 19-year-old Poulsbo man was killed and another injured after a vehicle collision late Saturday night at the intersection of Lincoln and Pugh roads.

The driver of the other vehicle, 28-year-old Andrew Monsaas of Bainbridge Island, was charged with vehicular homicide.

The deceased man was identified as Stone R. Wickham by the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office. The unidentified injured passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment. Stone was the son of Poulsbo Dairy Queen’s general manager Matthew Wickham, according to a note left outside the business entrance. Since the tragedy, community members have put up heartfelt notes on the DQ windows in support.

According to the police report, the collision involved a Toyota Prius, driven by Wickham, and a Dodge Ram pickup. Damage occurred to the front of the pickup and into the driver’s door of the Prius, the report states.

Severe damage to the door and gouge marks on the road indicated the truck struck the Prius at a high rate of speed in a 25 mph speed zone. A witness told police he heard the sound of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Lincoln Road just prior to the collision.

Police reported that the suspect was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot and watery eyes, droopy eyelids and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The man stated he had been coming from a friend’s house where he had two drinks, but refused to participate in field sobriety tests.

He was then placed under arrest for suspicion of vehicular homicide. Later, a search warrant was obtained to take samples of the suspect’s blood to test for alcohol or other substances.